Pears are sweet, bell-shaped fruits that have been enjoyed since ancient times. They can be eaten crisp or soft.
They’re not only delicious but also offer many health benefits backed by science.
The nutrients found pears help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The high fiber, low-fat content of apples and pears also promotes good digestion and weight control. And the list of benefits of these fruits continues to grow.
A medium-sized pear (178 grams) provides the following nutrients
- Calories: 101
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 27 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Vitamin C: 12% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin K: 6% of DV
- Potassium: 4% of the DV
- Copper: 16% of DV
This same serving also provides small amounts of folate, provitamin A, and niacin. Folate and niacin are important for cellular function and energy production, while provitamin A supports skin health and wound healing.